Sufficiency of Reasons

In Stuber v. County of Barrhead No. 11 (Subdivision and Development Appeal Board), 2017 ABCA 52, the Court of Appeal put the reality of Newfoundland Nurses (SCC 2011) to work.  The Court used the record in this statutory appeal under the Municipal Government Act to find reasons sufficient.

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Joint Submissions on Penalty

In the recent case of R. v. Anthony-Cook, 2016 SCC 43, the Supreme Court of Canada definitively set out the test for courts to apply when they consider whether to accept a joint submission on penalty.  This case is important for administrative tribunals as the principles that apply to joint submissions in criminal law have been imported into the administrative law setting.

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The Alberta Utilities Commission Rules on its Jurisdiction to Assess Crown Aboriginal Consultation

This comment discusses briefly the legal and policy context of the first Alberta Utilities Commission (“AUC”) Ruling addressing its jurisdiction to consider the adequacy of Crown Aboriginal consultation in the course of AUC proceedings.

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